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Hospital service mode code N{.N}

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Metadata item type:Help on this termValue Domain
METeOR identifier:Help on this term270679
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 01/03/2005
Definition:Help on this termA code set representing the relative physical location of the patient and service provider.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN{.N}
Maximum character length:Help on this term2
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ValueMeaning
1Patient and provider in the same physical location
1.1On the hospital campus of the provider
1.2Not on the hospital campus of the provider
2Patient and provider not in the same physical location, and communicating via:
2.1Telephone
2.2Telemedicine

Collection and usage attributes

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CODE 1.1     On the hospital campus of the provider

Patient and provider in the same physical location refers to face to face contacts. If this occurs at the hospital campus of the provider, use code 1.1.

CODE 1.2     Not on the hospital campus of the provider

If the service event does not occur on the hospital campus of the provider (hospital-based outreach services), use code 1.2.

Hospital-based outreach service events occur when the patient is treated by hospital staff in a location that is not part of the hospital campus (such as in the patient's home or place of work).

Patient and provider not in the same physical location refers to service events delivered via a telephone call or video link (telemedicine). The provider may or may not be physically present on their hospital campus.

A service event delivered via a telephone call is included if

  • it is a substitute for a face-to-face service event, and
  • it is pre-arranged, and
  • a record of the service event is included in the patient's medical record

A service event can be counted at each site participating via a video link.

Relational attributes

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Has been superseded by Service delivery mode code N Health, Superseded 25/01/2018, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 01/11/2012

Data elements implementing this value domain:Help on this term

Non-admitted patient service event—service mode, hospital code N{.N} Health, Superseded 06/10/2010

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